Examples of horrific in a Sentence
horrific images of torture that shocked the conscience of the world
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Jones has falsely claimed to his millions of followers that the horrific mass shooting that killed 20 first graders and six adults in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax, spurring some to harass the victims’ families.
Students who survived that horrific incident went on to become national figures in the movement to end gun violence.
The massacre came only three months after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which prompted many people (including student survivors of the massacre) to join the fight for stricter gun-control laws.
These horrific crimes and what follows are about no one but the survivors.
Given the good-natured goofiness with which the show kicks off, the introduction of a teddy bear meant to memorialize a horrific mass shooting 30 years earlier seemed to strike a jarring tonal note at first.
And today, a new administration is setting up a new meeting with the game industry in the wake of a new horrific school shooting.
In the wake of the horrific shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month, activists participated in anti-gun protest rallies across the country as a wider national conversation took hold.
Such horrific incidents were common but rarely documented on camera; few photos captured the residual carnage of the war with such startling clarity.
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appalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrific;
HORRIFIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of horrific for English Language Learners
: causing horror or shock
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